Or live shows, performances, etc...?

My wife and I saw Sting last weekend in one of his few North American performances this year. A good show but not great. His voice was weak at times (overpowered by guitar), and his base wasn't cranked up enough for many songs. Good to hear some all time great music though.
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Or live shows, performances, etc...?

My wife and I saw Sting last weekend in one of his few North American performances this year. A good show but not great. His voice was weak at times (overpowered by guitar), and his base wasn't cranked up enough for many songs. Good to hear some all time great music though.
Love Sting!
Haven't paid for a show in a while, but for work, saw PJ Harvey/John Parish, The Killers, and The Sugarhill Gang in the past few weeks. All good gigs.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Haven't paid for a show in a while, but for work, saw PJ Harvey/John Parish, The Killers, and The Sugarhill Gang in the past few weeks. All good gigs.


The Sugarhill Gang? Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long, long time. Can't believe they're still together!
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.
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Originally posted by AZCat:
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.


Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...
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Originally posted by AZCat:
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.


Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


With the exception of a Sting dress rehersal I went to with only 100 other people, DMB is the best live concert I have seen. I normally get to 2 or 3 a year. I am going to both shows in West Palm in Aug.
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Originally posted by dannyk8232:
Resination, an awesome local reggae band


Danny, please send me an email... wineplusart@hotmail.com
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by shavez:
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Originally posted by AZCat:
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.


Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


With the exception of a Sting dress rehersal I went to with only 100 other people, DMB is the best live concert I have seen. I normally get to 2 or 3 a year. I am going to both shows in West Palm in Aug.


I've seen him twice now. The first one was frankly a little uninspiring. The more recent show was one of the top 5 concerts I've ever been to - they were really on that night and were really connecting with the crowd. Throw in a great set list and it was just about the perfect concert.

Shavez...it's probably tough for them to get overseas when they are seemingly playing 365 shows a year in the US! Seems like they are ALWAYS on tour...
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Originally posted by AZCat:
Dave Matthews in May...great show. U2 in October. That probably rounds out the year for me...don't go to that many anymore.


Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


With the exception of a Sting dress rehersal I went to with only 100 other people, DMB is the best live concert I have seen. I normally get to 2 or 3 a year. I am going to both shows in West Palm in Aug.


That's funny, I would say the same thing about a Peter Gabriel dress rehearsal w/ about 100 people and DMB as well. I think DMB is, right now, the best rock&roll band to see live on the planet. I will be seeing them in 2 weeks myself.
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Originally posted by dannyk8232:
Resination, an awesome local reggae band


Danny, please send me an email... wineplusart@hotmail.com


incoming...
Over the last year I've seen My Morning Jacket twice, The Black Keys twice, Santana, Alice in Chains and a Django Reinhardt tribute featuring Dorado Schmitt. Oh, and a ton of local blues bands, but nothing too spectacular.

All were excellent except Santana, unfortunately.
I just found out Bone Thugs n Harmony are playing here on Saturday night...I may have to check that out just because of how awesome that is
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MJA, he's one of my absolute favourites. I've seen him in concert a few times.

Agreed!
Jesse Cook is fantastic. I was sorry to miss him at the Mtl. Jazz Fest this year.
Saw Herd of Cats, a start-up local jazz band as the learning process produces the organization and/or sounds of a herd of cats. Actually an enjoyable evening.
I just saw the Clapton/Winwood show when it came through. I've been an avid Clapton fan for nearly 20 years, and usually catch multiple shows on each tour. This years show was one of the best I have ever seen Eric play. Simply jaw dropping solos.

Best live act out there, however, is still Los Lobos. If you haven't ever seen them, do. Soon.

keytohwy
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I just found out Bone Thugs n Harmony are playing here on Saturday night...I may have to check that out just because of how awesome that is
Nice! “First of the Month” has to be the Ghetto song ever made but I still bumped it back in the day.
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Originally posted by keytohwy:
Best live act out there, however, is still Los Lobos. If you haven't ever seen them, do. Soon.

keytohwy

The only time I saw them is when they opened for U2 on the Joshua Tree Tour in 1987. They are coming to Red Butte Gardens (here) in about three weeks.
Saw Dave Matthews Band a few weeks ago here in St. Louis.

A great show, as others have said. Not THE best concert that I have ever been to, but certainly makes the Top 10 list. Well worth seeing.
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Green Day. Really good show. His wife is from the twin cities so they will probably play here more often.


Who's wife...there are 3 members of Green Day?
Went to the Mayhem tour at Sandstone in KC on Tuesday. This years line up: Cannibal Corpse, Job for a Cowboy, Killswitch, Slayer, and Maryln Manson. There was a bunch of other bands, too, but no one worth recalling. A good show if you like easy listening Wink
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I just saw the Clapton/Winwood show when it came through. I've been an avid Clapton fan for nearly 20 years, and usually catch multiple shows on each tour. This years show was one of the best I have ever seen Eric play. Simply jaw dropping solos.

Best live act out there, however, is still Los Lobos. If you haven't ever seen them, do. Soon.

keytohwy

I had some good seats for this one in Omaha, but I forgot that we would be gone for the honeymoon (Napa, San Fran, Sonoma, Mendocino). I gave the tickets to my folks, and they had a blast! Still have yet to see Clapton, despite having shelled out $250 for tix Mad
I saw Springsteen in Houston earlier this year - a good show but not great. I also attend three consecutive nights of Marillion in Montreal. All three evenings offered a different set list and it was smashing.
last several weeks:

Clapton/Winwood @ United Center
Cracker @ Mad Maggies in Elgin
the Feelies @ Millenium Park
Tortoise/Jesus Lizard/Yo La Tengo @ Pitchfork Festival

upcoming:
the mekons on Thurs at Schubas!
Phish next week Toyota Park
Dave Matthews Band at Bethel Woods, NY. New amphitheater on rock-sacred Woodstock grounds. Good show, nice venue. Clear night with a full moon didn't hurt.
Went to see Kings of Leon Friday night at Lollapalooza. They sounded very good - I was a bit surprised. But, not too much crowd interaction and they play the same setlist at just about every concert. But, it was a great show.
Tomorrow night it will be Melissa Etheridge.
I've always like her music, but she really impressed me when she appeared bald from Chemo at the award show a couple of years ago.
Melissa Etheridge was amazing. Just her, a guitar and a piano.
However, I've never seen so many mullets in my life.
in the last couple of weeks:

Kid Rock in his hometown of Detroit at Comerica Park

Dave Mathews outdoors at an ampitheatre.

I still remember when Dave Mathews was the co-act with Big Head Todd and the Monsters back in 94 or 95 and noone knew who he was. We were there to see Big Head Todd and left before Dave Mathews went on as there were girls back at the bar waiting for us.
Alan Parsons Project in LA. Opening act was a band that did the entire Pink Floyd , Dark side of the Moon album to a laser light show. Alan Parson him self was in the sound booth controlling the sound. It was awesome. Then APP played the second set. Really good! I've always loved this music.
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Melissa Etheridge was amazing. Just her, a guitar and a piano.
However, I've never seen so many mullets in my life.

Attend an LPGA tournament sometime. Wink
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Originally posted by justme:
Melissa Etheridge was amazing. Just her, a guitar and a piano.
However, I've never seen so many mullets in my life.

Attend an LPGA tournament sometime. Wink

Is this Golf's dirty little secret? Funny, I never see those guys on camera. Razz
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Originally posted by justme:
Melissa Etheridge was amazing. Just her, a guitar and a piano.
However, I've never seen so many mullets in my life.

Attend an LPGA tournament sometime. Wink

Is this Golf's dirty little secret? Funny, I never see those guys on camera. Razz


Yea, and like a Melissa Etheridge concert...it ain't the guys with the mullets Popcorn
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Dave Mathews outdoors at an ampitheatre.

I still remember when Dave Mathews was the co-act with Big Head Todd and the Monsters back in 94 or 95 and noone knew who he was. We were there to see Big Head Todd and left before Dave Mathews went on as there were girls back at the bar waiting for us.[/QUOTE

I went to a concert in that some tour. That was my first Dave concert. Loved it!

I am going to see him again this Fri & Sat. Tim Reynolds is playing here Thurs & Fri. We are going to see him both nights in hopes that Dave shows up one night.
Saw Coldplay in Toronto a few weeks ago at Rogers Ceter (Skydome). A large venue bit a great concert, slightly different than the one I saw last November here in the OC.
Although not actually there, just watched Pink Floyd's Pulse (again). What an amazing concert on DVD. Technically, the lighting and sound are, well, brilliant. Really an extraordinary performance.
With the release of all the old Beatles albums I got to see Rubber Soul a tribute band here and they actually did some three part harmony singing. It was pretty good.
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Although not actually there, just watched Pink Floyd's Pulse (again). What an amazing concert on DVD. Technically, the lighting and sound are, well, brilliant. Really an extraordinary performance.


A GREAT DVD! Is this out in Blu-ray?
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Although not actually there, just watched Pink Floyd's Pulse (again). What an amazing concert on DVD. Technically, the lighting and sound are, well, brilliant. Really an extraordinary performance.


A GREAT DVD! Is this out in Blu-ray?

I keep hoping it will be released in Blu-Ray but so far I haven't seen it anywhere.
Jay-Z / Coldplay last night at Wembley. Jay-Z was great, just a professional entertainer at the top of his game. Love the mix between the DJ and a full band. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see him live. A little taste of his opening here.

We are not big Coldplay fans (we actually left about half way through their set) but it was cool to see them in front of their home town fans.
My wife is a big Diana Krall fan and we have wanted to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall for a while, so it was a perfect match last night. She sounded great and I really enjoyed the show. If her albums sounded as jazzy as her live performance I would listen to her stuff a lot more.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
My wife is a big Diana Krall fan and we have wanted to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall for a while, so it was a perfect match last night. She sounded great and I really enjoyed the show. If her albums sounded as jazzy as her live performance I would listen to her stuff a lot more.

GlennK, out of curiosity, how long did her concert last?
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Originally posted by GlennK:
My wife is a big Diana Krall fan and we have wanted to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall for a while, so it was a perfect match last night. She sounded great and I really enjoyed the show. If her albums sounded as jazzy as her live performance I would listen to her stuff a lot more.

GlennK, out of curiosity, how long did her concert last?
About an hour and half I think.
I saw David Gray last night at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. I'm not a huge fan, but I thought he was very good. My big problem was that the crowd was way too mellow. I realize his music can be on the quieter side, but the crowd just sat in their seats the whole time - not my style.
Dylan- Auditorium Chicago
Lucinda Willims - Park West
Rodrigo Y Gabriello - The Riv
Yo La Tengo - The Vic
Wilco - UIC

upcoming
Meat Puppets - Schubas
Asylum Street Spankers - Bottom Lounge
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Originally posted by GlennK:
My wife is a big Diana Krall fan and we have wanted to see a show at the Royal Albert Hall for a while, so it was a perfect match last night. She sounded great and I really enjoyed the show. If her albums sounded as jazzy as her live performance I would listen to her stuff a lot more.

GlennK, out of curiosity, how long did her concert last?
About an hour and half I think.

That's good.
I'm not a musician, and I don't know how physically taxing a live concert is, but for the price of concerts these days, I'd like for it last longer than an average CD.
I love her to death & own all her albums, but I think the two I attended at Ch. Ste. Michelle lasted barely an hour before they left the stage. No encore, despite thunderous applause...
I caught U2 about three weeks ago at Reliant Stadium in Houston. An absolutely fantastic show!

Next week I get to see Springsteen again (3rd time) in Cleveland.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Method Man and Redman, with Snoop. Tonight in a medium sized local club.


Snoop? did you snizzle his nizzle? or what ever lame saying he has Big Grin
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Originally posted by indybob:
Method Man and Redman, with Snoop. Tonight in a medium sized local club.


Snoop? did you snizzle his nizzle? or what ever lame saying he has Big Grin


I most certainly did not. There were plenty of hot 20 somethings in attendance who undoubtedly would have helped him with that "snizzling his nizzle" you speak of. Wink
The Pixies last week. Played "Doolittle" from front to back. I've seen them about half a dozen times over the years and this was their best performance yet. Top 10 concert in my book.
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
PS - New lesson - if you baby sitter has a curfew - you have a curfew.


That is a tough one to learn the hard way on a night you've gone to see The Boss.
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Last night - The Boss. Played all of the "Born to run" CD.

G

PS - New lesson - if you baby sitter has a curfew - you have a curfew.

Did he greet you with a hearty, "Hello, Ohio!"?
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
Nope - we got a "good evening Nashville" a little over an hour after he was supposed to go on... But he did play until midnight.


Did you enjoy the concert? I'm a huge fan, my wife is getting crazy because of the hundreds of bootlegs we have at home... When we were still in Europe in 2005, we went all over to see him. Awesome experience !
it was a great show that was only marred by our babysitters curfew... Born to Run is one of my favorite springsteen albums and he played the whole thing- start to finish, plus some new stuff and a few covers (ring of fire, etc.). He never stopped playing or singing for more than a minute or two once he started. It was a great show - I'll see him again if he comes to town.

G
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
it was a great show that was only marred by our babysitters curfew... Born to Run is one of my favorite springsteen albums and he played the whole thing- start to finish, plus some new stuff and a few covers (ring of fire, etc.). He never stopped playing or singing for more than a minute or two once he started. It was a great show - I'll see him again if he comes to town.

G


BTR is also one of my fave. Glad you had a blast !
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Originally posted by shavez:
Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


Good News!!

The Dave Matthews Band is playing In Europe this spring, including two shows in Munich!

http://www.davematthewsband.com/#/tour

....and for what its worth, they did 12 nights in europe last june-july.
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Originally posted by thirsty man:
Nope - we got a "good evening Nashville" a little over an hour after he was supposed to go on... But he did play until midnight.


That's standard. He always starts late. I saw him hear in St. Louis 4 weeks ago. He started 45 minutes late. Once he starts, though . . . it's full speed ahead, non stop. Pretty darn impressive. Great show, Great songs, mediocre sound quality.
Last night: Bruce Hornsby and The Noise Makers

What an absolutely enjoyable show. Just plain fun. Entertaining show, fantastic songs, phenomenal music quality at the Pagent. Besides Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby's bands are the tightest that I have every seen/heard in concert.
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Originally posted by shavez:
Dave Matthews has always been one of my favourite live bands. I just wish they made it over to Europe every now and then...


Good News!!

The Dave Matthews Band is playing In Europe this spring, including two shows in Munich!

http://www.davematthewsband.com/#/tour

....and for what its worth, they did 12 nights in europe last june-july.


Thanks for the tip! Just bought 2 tix. They're playing in a small venue, which will be awesome. I just saw the Tragically Hip in Amsterdam on Friday, also in a small venue (Paradiso). It was probably the best concert I've ever been too - so much better than the large stadium shows.
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Saw the 4 hour special on HBO of 10/29 & 10/30 Rock & Roll hall of fame concert. Great cast and nice thing isthey played out folks songs with a new twist.
Massacoustics 2 weeks ago
Scott Kirby last week - not sure they are concerts, more shows but whatever.

Probably passing on Phish when they hit Miami in the end of December.
Had an opportunity to hear Lang Lang play a private concert for about 60 people at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago. That was mind-bogglingly good. A few days later saw Huey Lewis & the News at Staples Center...meh. Next weekend going to The Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas Extravaganza at Universal City. Really looking forward to that one!
3 nights of Dave Mathews and Timm Reynolds acoustic at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. We had orchestra seating. Phenomenal Concerts!!!!
Rush is gearing up for a tour this spring/summer rumored to begin in South America and then come through the US and Canada. Can't wait for that one!
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3 nights of Dave Mathews and Timm Reynolds acoustic at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. We had orchestra seating. Phenomenal Concerts!!!!


That's sweet!
Saturday - we went to the Habitat for Humanity Concert at Lazy Lakes on Sugarloaf Key - Very cold for us wussies - but good time.

Chris Cook
Cowboy Troy (yuck)
Howard Livingston
Mac McAnally
Jerry Jelf Walker -

We met all of the acts - when MLV was working her magic (and I just wanted to spend a couple minutes indoors).

$30 - a ticket - and included all the beer you could drink. Not bad.
Jersey Boys, at the Memphis Orpheum.

The traveling company for "Jersey Boys" (the story of the Four Seasons singing group from the 1960s & 70s) was in Memphis for about three weeks and had their final show last night. I saw the production twice during their stay, and I think the show was outstanding. The music was excellent, and especially if you're into the "oldies" music, but the pace of this show, together with the story-line, makes this show a "must-see" for people of all ages.

I would highly recommend "Jersey Boys"!

http://www.jerseyboysinfo.com/broadway/
None so far this year, but 3 Phish shows this past fall. Also going to Michael Buble late march with my wife and to Taylor Swift with my 5 yr old daughter a few days later.
Ordered tickets last week for Slayer/Megadeth later this year. Thought I'd throw one in a little different than most acts on the thread!

Bill
According to the Mrs. we are going to see Muse in a week or so. I hope it's a good show, they are one of the few newer bands that I've felt worthy of my hard earned cd dollars.
Went to see Peter Gabriel at Radio City last weekend. Was very much looking forward to this concert as he was playing with a forty plus piece orchestra. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The orchestra was excellent, his voice was in good form, but he just didn't play enough of his best songs for my taste (wasn't looking for the 'hits' either) and I felt many of the song arrangements were lacking. Overall, I'd give the show an 85 on the 100 point concert scale.
Saw Michael Buble April 3rd in Seattle, with my wife and daughter. I had purchased seats on the floor, very near the stage. Buble and his band were fantastic, as usual, but I doubt I'll ever see another concert in Key Arena no matter who's playing. The place just wasn't made for acoustics. I think the last concert I saw there was Elton John, around 1980.

High point: Michael's stories about his hometown Burnaby, B.C./Seattle connections, and introducing several of his family members in the audience who came down for the show. Also having him stroll within arms length of me midway through the show. The guy has guts; there are a lot of CRAZY women in that audience.

Low Point: The group of extremely drunken and belligerent Canadian women seated directly behind us, who purposefully screamed and wailed in our ears for half of the concert. My daughter, who has a slight hearing problem, asked them politely to stop. That only encouraged one to lean right into her good ear and scream louder. They finally cooled down a bit after security talked with them. Had it gone on any longer, I'm sure we would have all been kicked out, or worse. I counted my blessings that at least they did not spill their drinks or puke on us. I mean, come on; this isn't Metallica or AC/DC we're banging to.

Other than that, it was a great concert.
Neil Young last night. I have been wanting to see him in concert most of my adult life and finally got the opportunity. A very good evening. He played on about 6 guitars, 3 pianos and a harmonica or two. And that haunting voice. What a great song writer and talented musician.
Seeing my old employer (indirectly Wink) George Thorogood this Saturday, in the National Arts Centre, which is a concert hall, which seems wrong somehow. Should be in a small seedy bar, no? Confused

Then in July, Simon and Garfunkel.

Missed Taylor Swift last week..... Roll Eyes
May 10, The Eagles.

Not a lot of bands can do 3+ hours of greatest hits (except for 3-4 new songs), but these guys had everyone up and singing along to almost every number. And while their harmony is still great, maybe they don't hit some of the notes that they used to. On the other hand, Joe Walsh still plays his guitar as well as he ever has, and produces some great riffs. Totally outstanding sound system as well (in fact, probably the best I've ever heard, no distortion at all).
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Seeing my old employer (indirectly Wink) George Thorogood this Saturday, in the National Arts Centre, which is a concert hall, which seems wrong somehow. Should be in a small seedy bar, no? Confused


Like the Stone Balloon in Newark, DE? Wink
Went and checked out ALO for the first time at a really small venue, great time! Heading out to CA. for the High Sierra Music Fest 4th of July weekend as well. Exciting!!
My daughter informed me yesterday that since she's seen Michael Buble twice now, I don't have to buy tickets the next time around. (His engagement to an Argentine actress may have had something to do with that.)
"But if Pink or Maroon 5 should come to town..." Roll Eyes
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an Argentine actress may have had something to do with that.)


Need a photo please! Wink

Here you go.


First it will never last, but more importantly, you are from Argentina for goodness sakes, get ride of that blond hair! Mad

Oh, thanks for the photo. Smile
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mneeley490:

an Argentine actress may have had something to do with that.)


Need a photo please! Wink

Here you go.


First it will never last, but more importantly, you are from Argentina for goodness sakes, get ride of that blond hair! Mad

Oh, thanks for the photo. Smile

Yeah, my daughter is probably sticking pins in a little blond voodoo doll...
BTW, George was great. At least a step slower than before and he's added a young guitarist, perhaps to pick up his slack, though he still had the moves and could still hammer out a mean solo. A really tight band, not surprising after 30+ years together (the original three at least). Billy looked like he hadn't aged a day or gained a pound, ditto Jeff, but our seats were in a side box some distance from the stage, so perhaps I'm being generous.
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Hopefully going to get tickets for Neil Young in Oakland July 11. Anybody seen his Twisted Road tour yet?


Saw him last month- a great show. Some new stuff and some classics. Great sound from those guitars and surreal moments like when he played "After the Goldrush" on the organ. Just him and the instruments- pretty sweet.
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BTW, George was great. At least a step slower than before and he's added a young guitarist, perhaps to pick up his slack, though he still had the moves and could still hammer out a mean solo. A really tight band, not surprising after 30+ years together (the original three at least). Billy looked like he hadn't aged a day or gained a pound, ditto Jeff, but our seats were in a side box some distance from the stage, so perhaps I'm being generous.

So he's still Ba-ba-ba-ba-bad? Wink
Last night at Ravinia we saw the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of Chopin featuring Garrick Ohlsson on piano, the first American ever to win the Chopin Prize. A beautiful night.
Heading out to CA. in the morning to go to the High Sierra Music Fest! Big Grin We have VIP tickets and a RV waiting for us out there, plus I just found out we will be pouring wine for Widespread Panic on Friday! Big Grin Time to see the Black Crowes, Avett Bros and The Motherhips!
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Sting and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.


How was it?


Very good. Nice mix of old and new songs. I was particularly impressed with his ability to not be overshadowed or drowned out by an 80 peice orchestra. Not many artists could pull that off. The orchestra was great too. He gave a few of the first chairs some solos during his songs. Between this show and my love of Dave Matthews I am becoming a big fan of the violin. I have been thinking of trying to take some lessons.
I had bought tickets for his show in Connecticut for tomorrow night, but as I am currently in upstate NY, I will not be attending. Instead I will enjoy a rare Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds concert in Canandaigua. I think a bottle of Riesling will be uncorked tomorrow.
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
I had bought tickets for his show in Connecticut for tomorrow night, but as I am currently in upstate NY, I will not be attending. Instead I will enjoy a rare Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds concert in Canandaigua. I think a bottle of Riesling will be uncorked tomorrow.


I went to all three of the Dave/Tim shows in Vegas last December. Absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!
Goldfrapp in Leamington. Alison was having a bit of a strop;


Godiva Festival at the weekend:

The Christians were as I remember them - forgettable;
Detroit Social Club were pretty good and kept the late-afternoon going well;
Badly Drawn Boy was on the rock stage instead of stuck in a tent and was dull;
Ash were excellent, rocking the end of Saturday with pop-punk ditties.
Sun was out, the beer was good and the company was excellent.
June 29th I caught the opening night of Rush's new "Time Machine" tour in Albuquerque, NM. As a fan of the band for more than 30 years I thought the show was great and glad to see they're still putting out new music.
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Devo at the Minnesota zoo. Pretty awesome show.

Still in jumpsuits and plastic yellow cone hats? Smile
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
Devo at the Minnesota zoo. Pretty awesome show.

Still in jumpsuits and plastic yellow cone hats? Smile



Are you asking about Devo or mpls wine guy?
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plastic yellow cone hats?


I believe they are blue colored these days. They look like serious drinking vessels if upside down. Hmmmm.....Devo offline with upside down Devo hats? Saw them at Santa Monica Civic around shortly after their first LP in '70s.
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Last night at Ravinia we saw the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of Chopin featuring Garrick Ohlsson on piano, the first American ever to win the Chopin Prize. A beautiful night.


I use to love Ravinia, other than the parking. This sounds like a great concert. Ohlsson is wonderful, esp with Chopin, Schubert, etc. Happy for you!
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds in Canandaigua NY. Watching the sun set on the lake from the lawn with siblings. At just about 3hrs long & almost 30 songs- absolutely fantastic.
I'm hoping to see Black Eyed Peas at Bayfest in Sarnia next week if I can't make it back in time from Toronto Indy
Hadn't been to a concert in 15+ years before this past Friday night. Took Mrs. K to see the Average White Band (can I say that in this PC-charged day and age?!? Big Grin) and Earth, Wind, and Fire. Too bad EWF is down to three remaining members, they missed more than a few notes but overall the music brought back a lot of good memories. AWB was very good - actually liked them better w/respect to the music-playing.
Carole King & James Taylor at Madison Square Garden. The crowd was of a certain age. James voice is still so pure and Carole still has so much energy.
Warped Tour, last Tuesday. A few minutes of listening to The Dillinger Escape Plan woke me up more than any amount of coffee ever could.
Jack Johnson, G. Love, and ALO last Friday night. The best part was when Jack and G. Love were playing acoustic on a makeshift stage out by the concession stands about a half hour before showtime. A few songs up close with a small crowd were really nice to see.
Saw O.A.R. on Friday night at Charter One Pavilion. It was OK - they played a good seleciton of songs, but I found that they 'messed' with some of them a bit too much.

Hoping to go see Dave Matthews Band at Wrigley Field in September. Tickets go on sale Saturday morning to the public, but a buddy of mine who has some high priority in the DMB fan club finds out his ticket requests on Friday and I'm hoping to score one of those.
Good luck Wine Sparty.
Saw Dave Matthews Band last night in Scranton, PA and the night before in Bethel Woods (near Woodstock grounds). They were on fire last night! Enjoyed a cool crisp bottle 2006 Monchoff Riesling to start the night right.
Went to see The Wonder Stuff on Wednesday. OK, so you may never have heard of them because they are a bit English but they were brilliant. Even managed to get away with not playing six of their biggest hits, including their only number 1.
Going to see McCartney August 8th at Toronto ACC.
The last time I saw the Beatles was at Maple Leaf Gardens in November 1964. I hope I don't have to wait another 46 years to see him again. By then my hearing and my taste buds will be shot!
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Good luck Wine Sparty.
Saw Dave Matthews Band last night in Scranton, PA and the night before in Bethel Woods (near Woodstock grounds). They were on fire last night! Enjoyed a cool crisp bottle 2006 Monchoff Riesling to start the night right.

I managed to snag some good seats for the 9/17 show. Couldn't do the general admission tickets, since my wife will be almost 8 months pregnant at the time and will need to sit down. 8th row in a section past third base.
Saw Dave Mathews last night. Tim Reynolds played with the band the entire show. Warren Hayes came out and played #41 with them. I was really hoping for Cortez The Killer in the encore but it didnt happen. Had 5th row seats which was nice. All in all a good but not great show.
i see far too many shows to list them here, but coming up this week are 2 of interest:

tomorrow night "the dead weather" and saturday night "y&T".
Had free tix to see Michael McDonald at Deer Valley this evening. Thank God it was only 70 minutes long. Only sipping on a Chapoutier Chante Alouette during the show kept us there until the end. Must add I was never a Doobie Brothers fan though.
Tonight-McCartney. He was awesome. Not quite the pandamonium/bedlum of a Beatle concert, but still a great show. Nice mix of Beatles and Wings.
Over the weekend, at Lollapalooza:

Arcade Fire
The National
MGMT
Frightened Rabbit
Hockey
Yeasayer
Mumford & Sons
The Cribs
Green Day
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
JP, Chrissie, & the Fairground Boys
The XX
Stars
Wild Beasts
The Soft Pack
The Morning Benders
Foxy Shazam
Wavves
Los Amgos Invisibles
Mavis Staples
Drive-By Truckers
The New Pornographers
Dirty Projectors
The Black Keys
Jimmy Cliff
Lady Gaga
The Strokes

I need a nap.
Caught the new Rush tour in Toronto and was quite happy with the setlist and light show. For three guys in their mid to late 50's to play for three hours with no opening act is quite a feat.

On the other end of the spectrum I attended a Queensryche show titled "Queensryche Caberet" last week. It was awful. From my perspective it looked like they were trying to come up with something that would play in a Vegas casino. Yuck.
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Caught the new Rush tour in Toronto and was quite happy with the setlist and light show. For three guys in their mid to late 50's to play for three hours with no opening act is quite a feat.

On the other end of the spectrum I attended a Queensryche show titled "Queensryche Caberet" last week. It was awful. From my perspective it looked like they were trying to come up with something that would play in a Vegas casino. Yuck.


Dick Tree - this is hilarious. You and I saw EXACTLY the same two concerts except I saw both in LA.

Saw Rush last night - AMAZING. Going tomorrow to see them in Irvine. I think this was their best show I've seen them play. Loved hearing The Camera Eye live. I'm trying to find ways to get to them to try to convince them they need to play Hemispheres. Doubt that will ever happen.

Queensryche was a disaster. First, I didn't realize they had 7 albums come out since Empire so I knew two of the songs. Two, the people in attendance were kind of disgusting. Lots of ladies vomiting in the bathroom. I did feel bad for them, though. They went from a "Standing Room Only" show to suddenly putting seats in to fill up more of the space. After about 5 songs in, Geoff had to ask the audience to stand up because people were sitting in their seats like they were watching a play. That whole thing was a bloody mess.
Saw Sting the end of June with the Orchestra. Was one of the most enjoyable concerts I've attended. It really was a feature of the artist and actually hearing them sing instead of just belting out tunes in front of a wall of sound.

Was concerned that without people filling the upper bowl the acoustics would be bad (like they were for the Springstein folk band concert a couple years ago that we had to walk out on), but it was phenomenal. The clarity of his voice allowed hearing those neuances you pick up when listening to the albums in the pristine recording studio. If you're a fan of his, I couldn't recommend it enough.
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Caught the new Rush tour in Toronto and was quite happy with the setlist and light show. For three guys in their mid to late 50's to play for three hours with no opening act is quite a feat.

On the other end of the spectrum I attended a Queensryche show titled "Queensryche Caberet" last week. It was awful. From my perspective it looked like they were trying to come up with something that would play in a Vegas casino. Yuck.


Dick Tree - this is hilarious. You and I saw EXACTLY the same two concerts except I saw both in LA.

Saw Rush last night - AMAZING. Going tomorrow to see them in Irvine. I think this was their best show I've seen them play. Loved hearing The Camera Eye live. I'm trying to find ways to get to them to try to convince them they need to play Hemispheres. Doubt that will ever happen.

Queensryche was a disaster. First, I didn't realize they had 7 albums come out since Empire so I knew two of the songs. Two, the people in attendance were kind of disgusting. Lots of ladies vomiting in the bathroom. I did feel bad for them, though. They went from a "Standing Room Only" show to suddenly putting seats in to fill up more of the space. After about 5 songs in, Geoff had to ask the audience to stand up because people were sitting in their seats like they were watching a play. That whole thing was a bloody mess.


Nice to find another Rush fan hereabouts. I have seen three shows so far on the Time Machine Tour (Albuquerque, Toronto - twice) and have plans for seven more. My next show is next Wednesday at Red Rocks which is a great place to see a concert.

As for Queensryche...the more I think about that show the more I am disillusioned by the direction they took. From the pinnacle that was the Empire/Mindcrime era to these depths is such a shame.

On the plus side though, Geoff Tate is out promoting is Washington blend. I bought a bottle when he was doing a meet & greet at Spec's in Houston.
Made my annual pilgrimage to the Jimmy Buffett concert last Saturday. Hotter than hell in the parking lot all day, but a great time once again.

During the show, Patrick Kane joined Jimmy on stage during Boat Drinks with the Stanley Cup. Buffett and Blackhawks - two of my favorite things.
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Saw Sting the end of June with the Orchestra. Was one of the most enjoyable concerts I've attended. It really was a feature of the artist and actually hearing them sing instead of just belting out tunes in front of a wall of sound.

Was concerned that without people filling the upper bowl the acoustics would be bad (like they were for the Springstein folk band concert a couple years ago that we had to walk out on), but it was phenomenal. The clarity of his voice allowed hearing those neuances you pick up when listening to the albums in the pristine recording studio. If you're a fan of his, I couldn't recommend it enough.


I bought tickets for 2 of his shows but was unable to attend either: big Frown. Sold them at a loss and missed having the experience. I like the album though. Still wishing he would get back to his Nothing Like the Sun Days. Maybe he needs to read more Carl Jung again.
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Saw Dave Mathews last night. Tim Reynolds played with the band the entire show. Warren Hayes came out and played #41 with them. I was really hoping for Cortez The Killer in the encore but it didnt happen. Had 5th row seats which was nice. All in all a good but not great show.


Cool
American Carnage Tour last night - Testament opening with Megadeth and Slayer co-headlining. Great show and a good value - $38 (face value less Ticketmaster rape)for our reserved seats.
Michael Buble' iin Vancouver the other week. He was very good but I enjoyed him in Kelowna two years ago much better as the Prospera arena is very small and he looked like you could reach out and touch him compared to having to use binoculars at GM place. Oh, ... Naturally Seven opened for him as they always do and they are a band of seven black dudes that sing and sound like instruments (saxophone, drums, trumpets and so on) without the actual use of any instruments other than a microphones.
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Michael Buble' iin Vancouver the other week. He was very good but I enjoyed him in Kelowna two years ago much better as the Prospera arena is very small and he looked like you could reach out and touch him compared to having to use binoculars at GM place. Oh, ... Naturally Seven opened for him as they always do and they are a band of seven black dudes that sing and sound like instruments (saxophone, drums, trumpets and so on) without the actual use of any instruments other than a microphones.

Buble was great here in April, unfortunately the venue less than desirable. I didn't care for Naturally Seven, not my taste. I much preferred when he had Jann Arden as his opener.
Saw Jack Johnson last Thursday and was a good show. Was disappointed that Jimmy Buffett didn't show for JJ's encore of A Pirate Looks at Forty like he did five years ago in Boca. This one was in West Palm Beach, like 12 miles from Jimmy's home on Palm Beach island, and I checked and he didn't have any of his own concerts that week. Jimmy now covers JJ's The Horizon has been Defeated on his shows.
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Saw Jack Johnson last Thursday and was a good show. Was disappointed that Jimmy Buffett didn't show for JJ's encore of A Pirate Looks at Forty like he did five years ago in Boca. This one was in West Palm Beach, like 12 miles from Jimmy's home on Palm Beach island, and I checked and he didn't have any of his own concerts that week. Jimmy now covers JJ's The Horizon has been Defeated on his shows.


Well - he is on tour and played shows on Long Island and lives more there than here anyway so probably was not too tempted to come down. Saw pretty good reviews for that show.
Saw Heart earlier this evening here in St. Louis. Damn, those sisters can rock. For a 60 year old, Ann has got one hell of a set of pipes. One of the best older rock singers that I have heard in some time.
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Saw Jack Johnson last Thursday and was a good show. Was disappointed that Jimmy Buffett didn't show for JJ's encore of A Pirate Looks at Forty like he did five years ago in Boca. This one was in West Palm Beach, like 12 miles from Jimmy's home on Palm Beach island, and I checked and he didn't have any of his own concerts that week. Jimmy now covers JJ's The Horizon has been Defeated on his shows.


CARGO SHORTS!
Dave Matthews Band at Wrigley Field last night. Good show with a quality mix of current songs and older 'classics'. The hangover today isn't that great, though.
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Dave Matthews Band at Wrigley Field last night. Good show with a quality mix of current songs and older 'classics'. The hangover today isn't that great, though.


You guys in Chicago (and vicinity) know how to do it right.
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Dave Matthews Band at Wrigley Field last night. Good show with a quality mix of current songs and older 'classics'. The hangover today isn't that great, though.


You guys in Chicago (and vicinity) know how to do it right.

I did forget to mention, in case there are any other big DMB fans on the boards, they played a cover of Burning Down The House. I know they played part of it on the NFL Kickoff Night last week, but I don't think this is a song they have traditionally played. Pretty cool.
going to see roger waters recreate "the wall" at MSG on tuesday. if last years "dark side of the moon" is any indication, i'm a happy camper!
Think he and Dave Gilmour will ever bury the hatchet for more than a one-off? I thought it might be likely until another member passed away.
David Gilmour and Roger Waters buried the hatchet a few years ago which is why Pink Floyd performed at Live 8. Also on this tour Gilmour agreed to make at least one guest appearance and play guitar on Comfortably Numb. As for working closely together on a new project....well I wouldn't hold my breath. It's one thing to be cordial but another completely to create music together.
i'm ok keeping them apart. the "real" pink floyd will never exist again, and i get to enjoy both bands, both of which are excellent! of course, what page/plant did was extraordinary too, and i probably would not have wanted that reunion either, so i could be wrong. dead wrong. Eek
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Courtesy of mrs. tbird, last night saw Alice Cooper for the first time since 1976.

How was that? This was the guy my folks warned me about listening to. Big Grin

He's got a syndicated radio show on the weekends that I really enjoy. He's very entertaining, but not in a flashy way. He spins classic rock, and tells stories of his career, friends, people he met and worked with, etc. He really sounds like a regular, down to earth guy, who just happened to have a very extraordinary job some years ago. Pretty cool! Cool
Big Grin Cool

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He's got a syndicated radio show on the weekends that I really enjoy. He's very entertaining, but not in a flashy way. He spins classic rock, and tells stories of his career, friends, people he met and worked with, etc.
Last Friday I caught one of the last Rush concerts (Tampa) this year. Three hours of great music and a fantastic light show, with no opening act.
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Big Grin Cool

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He's got a syndicated radio show on the weekends that I really enjoy. He's very entertaining, but not in a flashy way. He spins classic rock, and tells stories of his career, friends, people he met and worked with, etc.


Big Grin Big Grin
Concert was fun, tight band. Talked to him after show and he does seem really down to earth. Even mountainbiked with the drummer yesterday. I think he will recover.
watching Roger Waters effortlessly pull off The Wall last night reminded me of how "Operation: Mindcrime" is such an ersatz version, at best.
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going to see roger waters recreate "the wall" at MSG on tuesday. if last years "dark side of the moon" is any indication, i'm a happy camper!


The Dark Side of the Moon concert at MSG was excellent. I have enjoyed Gilmour's latest album On an Island. When is Waters going to come out with something new? I like the last 2 tours, but would also like to see where he is creatively in the studio.